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Our suppliers Comcater Foodservice Equipment

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Tuesday, September 22, 2015

About Comcater

For over 30 years Comcater has been providing commercial kitchen equipment solutions to most major fast food chains, restaurants, cafes, hotels, pubs, clubs, sporting venues and supermarkets around Australia. We also work with Government, Semi Government and Healthcare institutions in providing HACCP compliant kitchen equipment solutions.

Comcater’s team of experts include; qualified Chefs, equipment specialists, sales & marketing, qualified service technicians just to name a few. Our team of experienced staff can provide direct support to Comcater’s Dealer network as well as our customers Australia wide. Their practical experience and extensive product knowledge is used to demonstrate equipment features, identifying specific customer requirements and tailoring solutions to meet those needs. They also spend time with customers’ fine tuning systems and recipes to meet daily demands of the business.

Comcater brands

Comcater brands

With demonstration kitchens, showrooms, offices, warehousing facilities in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland plus our 24 hour Australia wide Service Support, Comcater is one of Australia’s leading importer and distributor of commercial kitchen equipment.

Whether you are considering updating equipment or planning a new kitchen, Comcater has the network, the people, and the skills to advise you of the best equipment to suit your specific needs.

Alto Shaam

Alto-Shaam has been at the forefront of providing foodservice equipment solutions for over 50 years. Since Alto-Shaam first introduced Halo Heat® in 1968, thousands of foodservice operations throughout the world have enthusiastically welcomed this concept for both cooking and maintaining foods at optimum serving temperatures.


Loved for simplicity and ease of use.

Brema Ice Making machines are essential to making the most of your drinks offering. Being 100% electro-mechanical means no printed circuit boards, and that means better reliability. Choose Brema for unbeatable ease of use and 5 choices of stylish ice design.

Better, Best, Brema.

Brema Ice Machines


Store your food without compromising taste or safety.

Cambro are the storage company that takes HACCP compliance seriously. All products are food grade, which never rust, smell or stain, to make sure food is kept as fresh and safe as when it comes out of the oven or into the kitchen.

Its quality and claims are audited by the National Sanitation Foundation and backed by OEM warranties and insurance. With Cambro, purchase once, use for years and have peace of mind when the health inspector drops in.

Cambro: keeping your best at its best.


Consistently voted Best in Class for their innovative design, Cleveland’s range of steam cooking equipment is designed to meet the needs of the most demanding foodservice operations, ensuring minimum kitchen space for maximum output. Cleveland’s steam cooking technology uses gentle uniform cooking; the food is cooked quickly and evenly without sticking, burning or scorching. Accurate temperature controls eliminate staff costs as there is no need to stand over to monitor the cooking process.

No other steam equipment manufacturer offers as many options, models and ways to delight diners with juicy, flavourful food prepared using the power of steam. With on-going investment in high quality construction, energy efficiency, reliability and easy to use controls, Cleveland continues to be the leading designer and manufacturer of steam cooking equipment worldwide.


The Comenda warewasher that does more on less.

When you add up the costs of water, power, chemicals and breakdowns, warewashers can be a huge operating expense. At Comenda, all products from small pub glass washers to 6,000 plate per hour hospital tunnel washers, are geared to reduce water usage resulting in less chemicals and power at the end of the day; just take the AC3 series which has the world’s lowest water usage by up to 50%.

Comenda offers less impact on your wallet, and the environment without compromising the clean.


Dean offers an affordable range of gas and electric deep fryers that are reliable and perfect for medium production sites and the budget conscious operator. All fryers come complete with stainless steel fry pots for ease of cleaning. These quality fryers are manufactured by Frymaster and feature the unique Thermo Tube design which improves oil heat recovery.


World class frying reliability - nothing is faster or more powerful than a Frymaster Deep Fryer.

The premium thermostat is accurate to one degree, giving better temperature control, which leads to better oil life and reduced operating costs. Frymaster’s open pot design makes it easier to clean and maintain. And, as a specialist product from a specialist company with 80 years of frying experience, it’s comforting to know there’s nothing better out there.

Australia’s number 1 fryer for 30 years, Best in Class for the last 14 years in a row and with a fryer to suit any operator needs, you can’t go wrong with Fymaster.

Frymaster, cleaning up the way you fry.


Respected for heavy duty design and long lasting performance.

Others claim to be heavy duty but, when the heat’s on, they just don’t stand-up. And some don’t even have flame failure as standard. Its industrial grade cast-iron trivets and burners are as tough as they come, as well as are more efficient for heat radiation and transfer. So look for the Garland patented star fire burners that focus the heat in vs donut burners that let the heat out.

Garland really is the tank of the ranges world.


The conveyor oven that’s more than a pizza oven, from steaks to bakes.

The patented direct drive conveyor technology combines with a dual blast air system to cook 2-4 times faster than traditional methods. The Lincoln allows you to increase kitchen capacity, save energy, reduce staff costs and decrease bake times.

When it comes to speed, versatility and consistency the Lincoln really is king.


When dramatic style meets unmatched performance.

The Mareno range offers the perfect blend of sophisticated European design and powerful performance to provide the ultimate cooking experience. Offering total flexibility with its ergonomic design and modular dimensions, Mareno enables Chefs to obtain the maximum performance out of every product.

Available in 70 Restaurant Series and 90 Heavy Duty Series to satisfy every requirement for performance, power, function and modular design.


The combination express oven that cooks 15x faster than a traditional oven.

Combining microwave, infrared and convected air heating, the Menumaster is the answer for when a microwave can’t produce the quality you need and a convection oven is simply too slow. Unlock a quick to cook, quality menu with serious food that requires baking, toasting or just top-off heating.

Menumaster: hat-worthy express cooking.


Manufactured in Holland from the highest quality stainless steel and components, PureVac vacuum packaging machines are built with the user in mind. Simple controls, multiple functions and self-maintenance capabilities make PureVac the best choice in vacuum sealers. With the addition of PureVac to Rational and Tecnomac, Comcater now offers a total cook-chill and package solution with the best technology available.

All PureVac machines are equipped with Busch vacuum pumps which are world leaders in vacuum pump technology, plus every machine has a built-in pump conditioning program and also comes with a service kit to perform preventative maintenance.


Rational is the undisputed world #1 in combi-ovens.

Rational Self Cooking Centre

It’s a SelfCookingCenter® that’s so intelligent it monitors heat and moisture every second to deliver the perfect result guaranteed. It’s smart enough to cook up to 10 different dishes at once and even cleans itself. It’s flexibility meets efficiency - steam, bake and roast all in one cooking technology.

Rational: buy one to cook it all.


Tecnomac - Puts the "chill" in cook-chill.

For optimum food safety and integrity the Tecnomac chills and freezes rapidly. Up to 99 user defined programs allows for tailored chilling and freezing to suit any food or usage combination. Automated HACCP downloads by USB are just another example of Tecnomacs forward thinking and ease of use. Backed with a market leading warranty, it’s a smart choice for the smarter kitchen.

Tecnomac: the best way to stay chilled.


Designed with Australian commercial kitchens in mind, Trueheat’s all-purpose gas cooking equipment features quality stainless steel construction and a modular design to offer total flexibility. Presenting mix-n-match range top with burner or grill combinations plus the convenience of matching fryer and salamander, Trueheat equipment is versatile enough for any commercial cooking needs.

Featuring powerful 24mj open burners for consistent heat transfer, cast iron Euro look ’matt’ finish trivets for lasting durability, plus flame failure cut-off devices as standard across the range - Trueheat combines power, performance and safety.


For over 70 years, Vitamix has been the choice in blending equipment for kitchens worldwide. American made quality, Vitamix is a global leader offering the most advanced container and blade technology with a comprehensive range of food and beverage blending solutions suitable for all foodservice operations.

From chopping delicate ingredients to blending tough purées and smoothies, Vitamix products are designed to reduce prep-time, improve efficiency and expand menu offerings.

Built to last and incorporating heavy duty motors, Vitamix blenders are capable of cutting through any combination of ingredients swiftly and effortlessly. The range is also backed by a 3 years parts and 1 year labour warranty - proving Vitamix is the clear choice for commercial blending use.

Other brands

  • Frima
  • GreaseShield
  • Hupfer
  • Roundup
  • Truewash

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Our suppliers Stoddart Foodservice Equipment

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, September 14, 2015

Stoddart Foodservice Equipment

With years of experience, Stoddart are proud to offer their range of commercial cooking equipment to the food service industry. Designed to guarantee the highest level of performance, reliability, energy saving, safety standards and ergonomic operation, Stoddart offers equipment that inspires chefs to push their culinairy boundaries. World-leading brands distributed under the Stoddart banner include, Electrolux Professional, Anets, CookTek, Culinaire, Molteni and Woodson.


Since 1954, Australia’s favourite brand of counter-top and takeaway food equipment.

Woodson Benchtop Equipment

Woodson is Stoddart’s countertop kitchen equipment and café equipment brand that has led this market space since 1954. Designed and manufactured in Australia for Australian conditions, Woodson is renowned for its quality, functionality and reliability.

Woodson offers a complete countertop kitchen equipment range, including the i-series toaster grillers and salamanders, as well as countertop fryers and bain maries. Woodson also manufacture its own matching line-up of hot food displays and cold food displays, in a variety of profiles to suit every application.

Woodson is proud of its flexibility and the fact that the Woodson range of products has been installed in various commercial kitchens, such as cafes, quick service restaurants, hotels, mining camps, take-away restaurants, food courts, clubs and pubs.

Being a Stoddart brand, Woodson continues on today as a 100% Australian family owned business, with a state of the art manufacturing, distribution and warehouse facility located in Brisbane. Additionally, Stoddart also maintain high stock and spare parts level at warehouses and sales offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. Through this strategically located infrastructure and together with its national, third party dealer and service network, Stoddart is able to provide instant solutions to businesses throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

In business for over 60 years, you can rest assured that your Woodson product will be there for your business every day you open - year in and year out.


Electrolux Professional is a customer and innovation oriented world class company, a leader in the production and distribution of professional commercial kitchen equipment. Choosing Electrolux Professional means having access to the largest network of qualified sales and service available in Australia from Stoddart.

Electrolux Professional Cooking Equipment

Electrolux has been designing for the world’s best chefs for more than 90 years, with over half of Michelin starred kitchens in Europe employing its technology, making Electrolux a leading partner for every professional commercial kitchen design, from pubs and bars to small restaurants, from Quick Service Restaurants to hotel chains, from event and convention centres to hospitals, schools and institutions.

Electrolux has been a recognised leader in modular cooking equipment, hobs, ovens and combi ovens and has developed numerous new functions that simplify cooking equipment for professionals. Electrolux provides restaurants and industrial kitchens with complete cooking equipment solutions for cookers, ovens, combi ovens, commercial refrigerators, commercial freezers, blast chillers, blast freezers and warewashing, with hood type dishwashers, rack dishwashers and conveyor dishwashers.

Since 2006, Stoddart has been the exclusive importer and distributor of Electrolux Professional commercial products in Australia.


Superior American made fryers. Quality built since 1937. With every model built to conserve oil and constantly perform at the an optimum level, you need an Anets fryer in your line-up. Their energy-efficient characteristics, easy cleaning features, fast recovery and lasting construction makes it the best value for top-quality electric and gas frying.

An Anets deep fryer offers a smarter commercial kitchen equipment solution at a price point that represents true value for money. Anets gas deep fryers and electric deep fryers contain unique design features that will benefit customers every single day.

Anets offers a choice between either “tube burners” or “open pot” gas fryers, each with their own enhanced design features that address the perceived downsides of these two heating methods. Anets efficient tube or open pot fryers use less gas and therefore can save the operator significant amounts of money each year.

Little details make a huge difference in the day to day cooking equipment. An Anets fryer with an easy to clean design makes the difference between whether a fryer is kept clean or not. In so doing, does not sacrifice oil or food quality.

In addition, Anets offers a full range of filtration systems, electric open pot fryers, chip dumps and accessories, providing everything needed to optimise the frying systems performance.

High quality gas thermostats and gas controllers from Robertshaw, are available from any gas plumbing supplier Australia wide. Customers can have complete confidence that a deep fryer from Anets will do the job that is asked of it day in day out. This peace of mind is further reinforced by the fact that Anets is brought to you by Stoddart, who have been renowned in the Australian food service equipment market since 1959.


Unique induction cooking and delivery technology that gives incredible advantages.

CookTek ® brings commercial kitchen equipment to a whole new level with advanced, efficient induction cooktops, countertop burners, food warmers and more. Professional cooks using commercial kitchen equipment enjoy higher productivity, substantial energy savings, safer cooking environments and, most importantly, better quality food using induction cooktops.

As a leading innovator, designer and manufacturer of induction cooktops and induction kitchen equipment, CookTek ® is committed to improving commercial kitchen equipment with advanced heating technology. From durable commercial induction cooktops to reliable induction delivery systems, CookTek ® is changing the way the world cooks, serves and delivers food. Feeding the masses can be an incredibly complicated task, especially in a crowded, overheated commercial kitchen with multiple burners running. When the cooking experience is made simpler and more efficient, cooks and foodservice professionals can focus on what is really important: increased performance, improved service and extraordinary food.

Our induction cookers are faster than gas and more efficient than electric. They are easy to control for precise heating and unmatched results. The induction cooktop’s surface remains relatively cool, reducing the risk of injury and allowing for easier clean-up and with the CookTek ® induction cooktop’s significant energy savings come lower utility bills and a cooler, greener kitchen.

Since 2011, Stoddart has been the exclusive importer and distributor of CookTek products in Australia.

Simply Stainless

Modular stainless steel benching and shelving - built to the highest specification

Simply Stainless is the world’s leading range of quality modular stainless steel sinks, stainless steel tables, stainless steel benches and stainless steel shelving which covers a whole spectrum of industries – from commercial kitchens and laundries for hotels, restaurants and food service operations to medical, veterinary and pharmaceutical applications where quality stainless steel commercial kitchen equipment and commercial catering equipment products are required.

Simply Stainless is the only modular stainless steel provider that offers a lifetime warranty on its standard stainless steel range of sinks, benches, and shelves. The key processes that Simply Stainless use involves consistency in construction and employing a rigorous quality checking system before items leave the factory.

Simply Stainless’ mission is to provide Quality, Availability and Value (QAV). Quality comes from the material and parts they use and the careful and consistent way their products are manufactured. Availability flows from the fact that their product are modular, meaning they are made in batches, ensuring availability of stock. Value also comes from their batched approach. Compared to bespoke systems, Simply Stainless provides excellent value.

Stoddart began its relationship with Simply Stainless in the early 2000’s and now provide the exclusive distribution of Simply Stainless products to the commercial kitchen equipment market throughout Australia. This relationship also enables the recommendation of product innovations within the current product range as well as any future product creations, resulting in new products being manufactured to suit the requirements of the Australian market.


Metro Shelving and materials handling with unrivalled qualities and warranty.

Metro Shelving

For over 80 years, Metro has been the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of storage and transport products in the commercial kitchen equipment and Healthcare Industries. Founded in 1929, the company is headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and has offices throughout the United States and internationally.

Metro is focused on providing complete solutions that optimize space, improve workflow and ensure safety within commercial kitchens, health care, aged care and commercial catering equipment locations. Metro’s advanced technology, provides, green, cost effective and innovative products and services in wire shelving, plastic shelving, mobile shelving, adjustable shelving, solid shelving, dunnage racks, track shelving, walk in cooler shelving, supermarket shelving and warewash handling across Australia.

Metro products come standard with Microban antimicrobial product protection, which is proven in commercial catering equipment, healthcare and commercial food equipment settings. Microban protection is inbuilt during the manufacturing process and is designed to last the lifetime of every product. This protection system utilises an antimicrobial additive that is effective against a wide range of bacteria, mould and fungi, and has received NSF International Certification for food contact and water applications.

Choose products with Microban for enhanced protection against Corrosion, Bacteria, Mould, Mildew and Fungi that cause odours, stains and product degradation.

Stoddart is the exclusive importer and distributor of Metro products in Australia.


Adande’s patented refrigerated drawers are unique to the marketplace, enabling customers to differentiate their product offerings. They make sure that the cold air is retained when you open a drawer, providing energy savings of up to 40%. Installed throughout QSRs worldwide as well as Michelin starred restaurants, Adande drawers suit a broad cross section of foodservice applications.

The Adande Refrigerated Drawer System was developed as a solution to the frequently asked question by chefs working on North Sea oil & gas rigs in need of commercial refrigeration especially refrigerators and freezers that would hold temperature. With staff on the rigs being fed day and night, the refrigerator and freezer doors were in constant use. With chefs working 24/7, the problem of cold air falling out on each door opening was leading to food spoiling and being thrown out - a very expensive hobby for any caterer!

Adande came up with a patented refrigerated drawer solution that has evolved into a modular unit that has proven itself with commercial catering equipment all over the world.

The Adande Refrigerated Drawer has won various awards for innovation and sustainability in commercial refrigeration, the most recent being the Australian Fine Foods Best New Hospitality Product in 2012. It is one of a number of innovativecommercial fridge designs which provide superior cold storage conditions, using less energy, than traditional refrigeration designs.

Working with customers and development partners on refrigeration projects, Adande’s research and development team continually extends the range of products that use the core, groundbreaking technology.

Adande has licensed the patent protected refrigerated drawer technology to global manufacturing and marketing partners and is distributed exclusively by Stoddart in Australia.


The most versatile range of Australian made products for your commercial kitchen, with more products being added every day.

Since its inception in the 1950’s Stoddart has manufactured custom commercial food equipment suited to heavy duty use in the commercial kitchen equipment industry. Over the years, the demand for these custom items, including Bain Maries and Hot Cupboards, grew to such an extent that listing them as "custom" wasn’t quite true anymore.

In the early 2000’s, the Culinaire brand was born. Stoddart senior management made a decision to create a brand that encompassed these now essentially standard products. What began as a customised solution for commercial kitchen equipment and catering equipment became a recognised and trusted brand in Australia, with an extensive product range growing exponentially.

Today, the range of kitchen equipment products offered by Culinaire includes much more than the reliable Bain Marie and Hot Cupboard, which are still in production and have an entire range of variations suited to the market. Culinaire also manufactures ambient and hot food displays, cold food displays as well as heated wells, refrigerated wells and island buffets. Additionally, vertical hot cupboards, banquet carts and warming drawers have been added to the stable. A whole range of back bar refrigerators can also be found within the Culinaire range as well as meal plating, dishwasher conveyors and utility walls just to name a few.


Australia’s most popular range of refrigerated and heated food displays.

Koldtech is Australia's most popular range of refrigerated cold food display and heated hot food display cabinets. Not only do they store products in an environment that keeps products at healthy temperatures but also looking and tasting better for longer.

The Koldtech range extends across commercial catering equipment as well as café equipment and commercial food equipment for bakeries, cafes, pizza shops, sandwich outlets and other commercial hospitality equipment suppliers.

Koldtech products include refrigerated cold food displays, heated hot food displays, front counters, sandwich making refrigerators, sandwich preparation benches and pizza preparation benches.

Stoddart is the exclusive importer and distributor of Koldtech products in Australia.

Other brands

  • Halton
  • Power Soak
  • Visualine
  • Asado

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Our suppliers Moffat Group

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, September 07, 2015

About Moffat Group

The Moffat Group head office is located in Melbourne Australia, with sales and service offices located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide in Australia, Christchurch and Auckland in New Zealand, Birmingham in the United Kingdom and Winston Salem, North Carolina in the United States.

The Moffat group designs, develops, manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of cooking, baking, and meal distribution products.

Moffat Group Brands

Moffat Group Brands


The Waldorf range of commercial cooking equipment now offers two defining series with two distinct differences; the Waldorf 800 series continues the tradition of bulletproof performance and dependability with a range of European inspired equipment that redefines how the ultimate kitchen should be, the Waldorf Bold series enhances the Waldorf 800 seriesrsquo; widely appreciated speed, power and efficiency with a new aesthetic approach.

Waldorf commercial kitchen equipment configurations offer more features and more combinations. This means more options and unlimited creative possibilities. Cleaner lines and consistency in modular design across the entire range enable units to fit together to create an almost seamless kitchen workspace. The industry preferred 800mm depth ensures the efficient use of space, while easily accommodating the advanced performance features that define the Waldorf range.

When your kitchen equipment needs to attract and enthral, the Waldorf Bold series is sleek, seductive and sophisticated right down to the custom plinth mounting. All the performance you have come to expect from the Waldorf 800 series but with a sleek, new aesthetic twist. And, while we started with a dramatic black vitreous enamel finish, Waldorf Bold is also available in burgundy and chilli red to match the décor of even the finest commercial kitchens.

Waldorf Bold

Waldorf Bold delivers a new aesthetic approach enhancing the Waldorf 800 Series’ widely appreciated speed, power and efficiency.

If your kitchen needs to attract and enthral as well as perform - why not make a bold choice?

Waldorf Bold

Blue Seal Evolution Series

The Blue Seal Evolution Series of commercial cooking equipment is the culmination of a process in which the Blue Seal range has been completely re-designed. The result is an expanded, more functional range of commercial kitchen equipment offering more configuration options and blistering performance. Improved streamlining creates a continuous workspace when units are placed in a line-up, while the 812mm of depth gives plenty of cooking area, even when you are forced to push culinary frontiers from the confines of a small kitchen.

When it comes to selecting tops and bottoms, the Blue Seal Evolution Series offers a level of choice not seen before. With a bigger range of equipment, you have even more flexibility to configure your kitchen exactly the way you want it.


The Cobra range provides a simple, effective system of cooking, one that can be used in small to mid-size kitchens from entry-level restaurants to cafes and takeaway spots. Each piece is designed and built to meet three main criteria - that they be affordable, functional and reliable. The Cobra modular commercial kitchen equipment range of products include: cooktops, gas ovens/commercial oven ranges, salamanders, CF2 deep fryer, combi ovens, a barbecue and a griddle toaster.

The main advantage of the Cobra range of commercial kitchen equipment is the economical price tag. Often the key to small business is simplicity, and Cobra offers the essential range of commercial kitchen equipment solutions to meet your needs. What’s more, the range is backed with the service and after sales support that makes all the difference amid the hustle and bustle of the modern day commercial kitchen.


The best performing ideas in the Turbofan range have been re-designed, re-developed and re-born as a durable series of Turbofan convection ovens designed for ease of use, increased application and future-proof durability. Each product in the series carries Turbofan performance and durability in its DNA. The superior looks are also fully supported by an array of incredible features, and the range is further complemented by P Series prover / holding cabinets and oven support stands.

Turbofan convection oven systems offer portability to suit any application, an expandable platform with a wider range of oven footprints, increased tray loading capacity and smart door design for safety. Coupled with the 30 Series’ matching prover and holding cabinet, Turbofan offers more features within its DNA.


Anyone who has ever worked with a Convotherm combi steamer oven knows how our pioneering catering equipment inspire better food preparation. “Your meal. Our mission.“ is our philosophy born out of our passion and commitment to provide the best combi-steamer oven solution that answer the varied needs of our customers.

The new Convotherm 4 range of combi-steamer ovens brings style into the professional commercial kitchen. From first glance, this oven combines world-class technology with user-friendly, ergonomic and hygienic design. All models share the same logical and intuitive system of operation: a real plus in the often hectic daily life of food service.

Our new combi-steamer ovens include seven sizes of ovens, each with six different model options. The result is a combination of functional versatility and consistent design that is revolutionary in this product category.

Blue Seal Sapiens

Blue Seal Sapiens is the combi-steamer oven for associated cooking with electronically managed manual controls. For those looking for a high quality oven, equally matched with high performance, with simple and manual commands to get the job done – Sapiens provide this in your commercial kitchen.


With innovation and top performance in mind, Turbochef has refined cooking efficiency in a line of rapid-cook ovens that are versatile, user-friendly, and save energy. Turbochef ovens cook faster and produce consistent results without compromising quality.


Quality from the inside out, from glasswashers to rack conveyor dishwashers, the Washtech range of warewashing equipment has been developed to meet the requirements of our diverse client base. With simple controls our machines are easy to use. They wash extremely well and are highly energy efficient. Robust and easy to service, they also last an incredibly long time.

Our machines are handemade, fully-welded and offer consistently thick and durable stainless steel tank construction. The unique copper rinse tanks are designed to withstand even the harshest water conditions. Look past the surface and you'll find a host of unique strengths that only Washtech can provide your business.


The manufacturer of one of the first blast chillers in 1982, Friginox is now a leader in the foodservice industry offering a complete line of Friginox Blast Chilling and Blast Freezing solutions (reach-in and roll-in) for restaurants, caterers, bakeries, pastry shops and food production facilities.

The new touch screen control panel range offers simplicity in use, which reduces the overall footprint to create more space and improves energy efficiency. The new, extended range ensures that a solution is available for a wider range of commercial kitchen applications.


The Italian-manufactured Icematic range includes modular ice machines, undercounter ice machines, ice flakers, and separate storage bins.

One of the key differentiators of the Icematic range is the size and quality of ice it produces - specifically, 8g or 20g cubes, which have a unique solid ice cube shape.

Jet Line Undercounter Ice Machines

Icematic's Jet Line series of undercounter ice machines use horizontal spray technology to produce pure ice. This means that the machines spray water into a mould - resulting in a very clear cube. Each of the machines has a built-in storage bin, and can produce from 17.5 to 86 kg of ice per day.

The range now has a new look offering a more aesthetic, stream-lined approach with even more models featuring new capacities in the JET25M, JET45M, JET60M and JET75M models.

Modular Ice Machines

The modular ice maker range is typically designed for those who are after higher volumes of ice production, anywhere between 138 - 431 kg of ice per cycle and produce small or medium sized ice cubes (8g or 20g ice cubes), dependent upon your model of choice. These units include a vertical evaporator with a circulation pump, an easy to use electronic control panel with LEDs to show proper functioning or warning signs.


For a fish and chip outlet, café, or restaurant, a deep fryer can be an essential piece of kitchen equipment. The FastFri FF18 Deep Fryer is an impressive and economical new 18-litre gas fryer. It can be easily incorporated as part of a new kitchen or, thanks to its small footprint 400mm width, can also easily be used to replace an existing fryer.


Ever since it opened for business it has focused on offering the food service sector the absolute best in dishwashing. The Wexiodisk range includes passthrough dishwashers, rack conveyors, flight type dishwashers, tray dishwashers, trolley washers, tray and cutlery washers, combi dishwashers and pot washers with granule technology.

Other brands

  • Rieber
  • Crown
  • Carpigiani

Bakery Range

  • Metos
  • Bear Varimixer
  • Paramount
  • Rotel
  • Genesis
  • Craftsman
  • Sottoriva
  • Daub
  • Berto

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Moffat Kitchens Bar Torino

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Planning stages

A couple of popular sayings spring to mind when considering Adelaide’s new Bar Torino – in particular "good things take time" and "it runs in the family". For owner Nick Favaro, good food and drink is in his blood.

Though it only opened in February this year Nick says Bar Torino has been “in the works” for ten years. With his Italian family in hospitality for over three decades now and Nick’s long-term ambition to start his own venture, the sustained dreams and hard work have paid off with a successful opening and on-going patronage.

Waldorf commercial cooking equipment, convotherm combi

After finding a suitable site for the bar in 2013 Nick left behind a career as an accountant and embarked on a research trip to Europe. Here, he focused on exploring his Italian heritage and learning as much as possible about how Italians and Spaniards eat, drink and enjoy life.

"In Europe food and drink is so much a part of the culture. It’s about refined enjoyment. It brings people together. We wanted to bring a bit of this home to Australia," Nick says.

Now, with Nick and his sister Jessica running Bar Torino and the pair sharing ownership with their parents, the family has together shaped the venue into a unique and memorable dining and drinking destination. The bar’s popularity is due in no small part to the balance it delivers.

"We have a great bar with a wide variety of drinks (including some unique gins), and an elaborate shared menu," says Nick. "We want everyone to drink responsibly so you can come in from 11am to midnight and you’ll always find something delicious to eat as well as drink."

The food is fun, relaxed and communal. The "bar bits" menu includes such tempting tastes as house-cured meats and popcorn drizzled with honey butter – then served with salted caramel sauce. The interior of the bar also has a warm, European feel with white-washed walls, black tiles and lots of rustic, wooden tones.

Open for 11 hours a day, six days a week, and with seating for 120 people, demand on the kitchen is considerable. The kitchen and bar area is also on display to patrons. So it’s important that it’s in keeping with the contemporary, sophisticated fit-out.

In the kitchen

Waldorf commercial cooking equipment, washtech dishwasher convotherm combi

When setting up their kitchen Nick turned to Moffat, before installing a whole range of the high performing Waldorf 800 Series equipment. This includes a Waldorf twin pan gas fryer, a chargrill, salamander, cooktop and target top.

To add to this impressive line-up of powerful equipment, Bar Torino has installed a 10.10 and 6.10 gas Convotherm combi-steamer ovens as the double-stacked backbone of the kitchen. There’s also a Turbofan prover & holding cabinet, a Friginox blast freezer and for a productive dishwashing solution, a Wexiodisk dishwasher and Washtech dishwasher.

"Moffat offer good products, and have personable, on-site service", says Nick. "We’ve only been open a short while, but so far, I think we’re all quite impressed with the equipment."

With a technology line-up like this, and Nick’s passion helping to drive it, Bar Torino will continue to offer culinary treats and beverage delicacies – bringing people together to share in his Italian dreams.

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MKN Combi Ovens

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Tuesday, July 07, 2015


MKN Combi Ovens

A flexible combination oven unit for manual and automatic cooking. Combi steamer suitable for most of the cooking methods used in commercial kitchens.

Manual operation with Steaming, Convection, Combisteaming and Perfection. Automatic with 10 autoChef cooking categories from meat to Perfection – the climate regeneration.

The MKN Combi Oven FlexiCombi offers a choice of cooking functions with convection and pressureless fresh steam either separately, one after the other or combined with moist or dry heat.


The professional space saving sensation.

Only 55 cm wide and yet offering astounding capacity the SpaceCombi MP is comparably equipped to larger models!


Operation - Robust, wear-free, capacitive true colour touch screen – protected behind 3 mm hardened safety glass. Can be seen optimally from all sides. 800 x 480 Pixel and 16 Mio. colours. Durable LED background lighting.


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Convotherm4 Mini Combi Oven with easyTouch

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The world of mini

The mini series gives you the ability to install a professional combi-steamer oven in a confined space – with minimal energy consumption and maximum performance. With a width of only 51.5cm, it fits into any commercial kitchen.

The Space Saver

Minimum space, maximum performance – that’s the ethos behind the Convotherm Mini range, a series designed to deliver incredible functionality while occupying an extremely compact footprint.

Convotherm4 Mini Combi

Now all mini range Convotherm combi oven’s come with an easyTouch control panel, three cooking programs (convection, super-heated steam and steam) and a Press&Go seal on the oven chamber door!

Anyone who has ever worked with a Convotherm combi-steamer oven knows how our pioneering catering equipment inspire better food preparation. "Your meal. Our mission." is our philosophy born out of our passion and commitment to provide the best combi-steamer oven solution that answer the varied needs of our customers.

The new Convotherm 4 range of combi-steamer ovens brings style into the professional commercial kitchen. From first glance, this oven combines world-class technology with user-friendly, ergonomic and hygienic design. All models share the same logical and intuitive system of operation: a real plus in the often hectic daily life of food service.


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Convotherm4 easyDial Combi Oven

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, March 02, 2015

Convotherm4 - designed around you

The new Convotherm4 combi oven design is ideal for "front-of-house cooking". Developed in strict adherence to the principle of "form follows function", clear aesthetics are combined with a new dimension in intuitive operation and straight forward servicing.

easyDial - a new standard in operation

EasyDial is the new standard in manual operation. Thanks to the clever design of the easyDial controls you can quickly configure your own cooking profiles.

Convotherm4 easyDial

Anyone whohas ever worked with a Convotherm4 combi-steamer oven knows how our pioneering catering equipment inspire better food preparation. "Your meal. Our mission." is our philosophy born out of our passion and commitment to provide the best combi-steamer oven solution that answer the varied needs of our customers.

The new Convotherm4 range of combi-steamer ovens brings style into the professional commercial kitchen. From first glance, this oven combines world-class technology with user-friendly, ergonomic and hygienic design. All models share the same logical and intuitive system of operation: a real plus in the often hectic daily life of food service.

Our new combi-steamer ovens include 7 sizes of ovens, each with six different model options. The result is a combination of functional versatility and consistent design that is revolutionary in this product category.

Redefined: Clear design meets functionality

The new standard in flexible, reliable cleaning

ConvoClean+ and ConvoClean have been developed to deliver maximum flexibility with minimum consumption. And strictly fully-automatic cleaning means you avoid any contact with chemicals. With a new range of operating functions and a single-measure dispensing option, these cleaning systems can satisfy absolutely every user profile.

Commercial kitchen equipment cooking results in focus

The legend lives on! The Advanced Closed System+ (ACS+) offers perfection in the 3rd generation. It delivers the ultimate in even cooking, with results always optimised to your requirements.

Convotherm4 – the user interface

Because we listen to you, the customer, the Convotherm4 4 range has been developed around your needs in the everyday busy commercial kitchen. The two control-panel designs – easyTouch and easyDial – give you the degree of control you need: from full automation to maximum customisation. The aim of both is to deliver the functions you need in a user-friendly design.

For creative chefs! Convotherm4 easyDial sets new standards in manual operation: all settings and extra functions can be selected and adjusted in one operating level and are visible at all times.

EasyDial is the new standard in manual operation. Thanks to the clever design of the easyDial controls you can quickly configure your own cooking profiles. All the functions are available in one level. You can see everything at a glance at all times – even from a distance – on the large brightly-lit digital display with the central Convotherm-Dial (C-Dial) controls.

The TriColor indicator ring indicates the current operating status:
yellow for "in preparation",
red for "in progress",
green for "ready".

ACS+ including perfectly harmonised extra functions:

 Crisp&Tasty– 5 moisture removal settings
 BakePro– 5 levels of traditional baking
 HumidityPro– 5 humidity settings
 Controllable fan – 5 speed settings
 ConvoClean: the fully automated cleaning system with regular mode, with optional single-measure dispensing
 easyDial regenerating function: regenerate products to their peak level
 99 cooking profiles
 C-Dial and TriColor: our new operating philosophy

All Convotherm4 appliances come with optimum features as standard

 Ground-breaking combi oven design, also ideal for front-of-house cooking
 ACS+: perfection in the third generation
 Space-saving footprint for a perfect fit in any kitchen, however small
 Doors with sure-shut function (table-top appliances only)
 HygienicCare: antibacterial surfaces in operating areas, door handles and recoil hand shower, the new concept that promotes food safety
 USB port integrated in the control panel
 The"made-in-Germany" seal of quality: our own demanding standard


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Rational awarded the Lean & Green Management Award 2014

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Press Release:

Landsberg am Lech, Germany, 7 August 2014

Rational has been awarded the "Lean & Green Management Award 2014". Rational won the award in the manufacturing industry SME category.

"Impressive green successes in the energy, water, waste and sewage consumption figures," certified the Lean & Green consultants for the cooking appliance manufacturer and market leader Rational from southern Germany.

"Customer-orientation and entrepreneurial-minded employees are the values Rational lives by," according to the same experts. Ergonomy is defined as ‘a clear focus and environmentally-friendly manufacturing’, which is a fixed objective in the Rational production line, said the award panel.

Lean and Green Awards 2014

These results once again made Rational the winner of the "Lean & Green Management Award 2014". The company had previously received the award in 2010 for energy management, energy-efficient buildings and processes.

39 European companies took part in the current study on resource efficiency in the manufacturing industry.

For Rational this means sustainable development and environmental aspects are on an equal footing with social and economic perspectives. Across all corporate processes, the manufacturer attaches special importance to responsible and efficient use of resources.

Rational is committed to looking at the whole life-cycle of catering equipment and developing energy-efficient cooking technologies that minimise the consumption of resources. The estimated lifetime savings of using a Rational is $8,000 to $10,000 for an electric model, based on a 12-year life, although actual savings will vary depending on use.

Whatever method you use, a Rational combi steamer can quickly pay for itself.

The latest Rational SelfCookingCenter model is the only cooking system with 5 senses

5 Senses

The 5 Senses cuts energy consumption by up to 20%, compared to previous models, and up to 70% compared to a traditional kitchen without a combi steamer. It can roast, poach, bake, toast, braise and even pan fry fish and cook chips – all at the touch of a button and with consistently perfect results. This means it can replace 40 to 50% of standard appliances, reducing the kitchen footprint by at least 30%.

Is there a cooking system that always prepares your food exactly the way you want it?

That inspires you and relieves you of tiresome routines? That supports you perfectly because it works and only works how you want it to?


With the Rational SelfCookingCenter® 5 Senses that's just the cooking system we've created for you: The first cooking system with 5 senses.


It senses the current cooking cabinet conditions and the consistency of the food.


It recognises the size, load quantity and product condition and calculates the browning.


Thinks ahead and determines the ideal cooking path to your desired result while cooking.


It learns your preferred cooking habits and then implements them.


It communicates with you and shows you what your RATIONAL is doing to implement your specifications.

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Get The Most Out Of Your Fagor 700 Range Cooking Line

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Planning and sourcing the most appropriate Fagor cooking equipment for a commercial kitchen in a restaurant or cafe seating 40 people.

For the chef, the most important aspect is that their equipment offers the best performance possible while optimising on space. The Fagor 700 range cooking block is the most used in this type of installation, thanks to its capacity and the possibilities it has to offer.

In kitchens with a small surface area the best solution is to design a wall cooking block (that reduces the depth of the machines), and complementing the equipment with a combi oven. It is advisable to install the block and the combi oven in line so that the same extraction hood, when fitted can be used for the whole line of equipment. It is also a good idea to use the lower zones of the block for storing pots, pans, etc.

The kitchen block equipment should be installed depending on the dishes to be offered in the menu. Consequently, different options may be suggested when mounting the block:

The 700 Range from Fagor Industrial offers excellent features and obtains high levels of performance in more reduced spaces. It is the perfect solution for businesses with more limited space.

The modular gas cookers in the Fagor 700 Series may be fitted with open burners, ovens, fry-tops, hotplates, pasta cookers, barbecues, cooking pots, fryers, bain-marie and Bratt pans, combined in different ways to meet the needs of each customer. Made of stainless steel, the cookers in this range have tilted control panels to provide better access to the buttons and controls on the front of the machine, in addition to built-in handles and grease collection trays. The equipment in the 700 Series is formed by machines with the highest operating powers on the market, with excellent performance and recovery ratios.

1. Cooker with 4 burners


This unit is highly versatile as it offers the possibility of preparing soup, sauces, stews and pulses in pots and casseroles, having them ready for serving at a later stage, as well as allowing the preparation of scrambled eggs and fried food ready for immediate serving. The size of the burner grills permits the use of cooking pots and pans of up to 32 cm in diameter, with capacities of up to 24 litres:

Guideline Capacity

  • A 5.25 kW Fagor burner brings 13 litres of water to boil in 32 minutes.
  • It produces 40 portions of soup (330 ml/portion) in 1 hour.

  • A 6.90 kW Fagor burner brings an 18 litres pot of water to boil in 28 minutes.
  • It produces 54 portions of soup (330 ml/portion) in 50 minutes.

2. Cooker with 4 burners and oven


In addition to the features offered by a four-burner hob, we have a static oven, with a capacity for GN-2/1 trays and with thermostatic control. The oven enables the preparation of roasts, fish, pastries, etc.

Guideline Capacity

  • A GN-2/1 tray has capacity for 12 chickens, so that 12 whole chickens (48 portions) can be roasted in the oven in this kitchen in one hour.

3. Fry-top


The fry-top roasting plate can be made with a flat surface, or a half-grooved surface to give a special finish to roast meats and fish. The plate from one module from the 700 range has an area of 38 dm2 (69 x 55 cm) with a heating-up time (roasting temperature of 300 °C) of 40 minutes.

The 700 Series fry-tops have stainless steel burners with an ignition pilot light, and include a “Maximum-Mínimum” type valve to control the burner flame and have thermostatic control of the plate temperature: 120°C - 310°C.

Guideline Capacity

  • 24 fillet steaks or hamburgers weighing 200 grams each in 7.5 minutes.

4. Barbecue Char Grills


One option in many restaurants is to substitute the grooved plate with a barbecue for roasting braised meat. The half module grill from the 700 range has a surface area of 32 x 55 cm.

The grill can be made from cast iron, for those who like traditional roasting, or in stainless steel, with grooves to collect the roasting fats and to prevent them dripping onto the embers.

In the 700 Series barbecues, the volcanic stones are heated using stainless steel tubular pipes. This range also has a removable grease collection tray and roasting grill with handles to allow it to be raised.

Guideline Capacity

  • 12 x 200 g fillet steaks or hamburgers in 7.5 minutes.

5. Pasta cooker


The pasta cooker is a highly popular piece of equipment in many regions or countries. The tub takes different sized baskets (1/1, 1/2, 1/6) for cooking different types of pasta (macaroni, cannelloni, spaghetti...). The tub is filled with water through a valve, and the cooking temperature is controlled by thermostat.

6. Deep Fryer


A 15 litre fryer, with one basket for the whole vat or two half baskets, allows the quick preparation of various fried foods, which may form part of the starter dishes on the menu. Each vat from the 700 range has a capacity of 15 litres of oil and the baskets can hold 3 kg of product (large basket) or 1.5 kg (small basket).

The 700 Series pasta cookers consist of an AISI-316 stainless steel vat. Available with tubular burner, the cookers have a pilot light ignition system and a safety thermocouple, thermostatic temperature control and a tap for filling the vat.

Guideline Capacity

20 kg of chips in one hour

7. Bain Marie


This element, equipped with small Gastronorm serving containers can be used to keep previously prepared sauces and garnishes warm ready for serving with the main course meat and fish dishes

The 700 Series bain-marie has a vat designed to take 100 mm deep GN trays, built-in supporting crossbars, perforated base divider, water inlet solenoid valve and overflow drainage system.

8. Direct flame pan


This machine is installed when the same dish is cooked for a large number of diners: soups, stews, purées, etc. The direct or indirect heating (over bain marie) versions are selected depending on the usual requirements of the business. The cooking pot in the 700 range contains 80 litres of water, taking approximately 50 minutes to reach the boil and with a cooking time of 10 minutes.

The cooking pots in the 700 Series have a counterbalanced hinged lid, a stainless steel burner controlled by a safety valve, a water inlet solenoid valve, hot or cold water selector switch and a pot drainage tap. This range is available in various models to suit the requirements of each customer.

Guideline Capacity

  • 240 portions of soup (330 ml/portion) in one hour.

9. Tilting Bratt Pan


As with the cooking pot, this appliance is intended for use when preparing the same meal for a large number of diners. The tilting Bratt pan in the 700 range has a water inlet tap and a thermostatic temperature control up to 315°C.

It can also hold up to 50 litres of water and can be used as a normal cooking pot as the surface area of the pot is 38 dm2 (the same size as the fry-top).

The 700 Series Bratt pans have a counterbalanced hinged lid and include a thermostat for the control of the temperature between 50°C and 315°C. The vat is designed in stainless steel, is raised by a lever and filled by the action of a solenoid valve.

Guideline Capacity

  • 280 fried eggs in one hour.

10. Combi Ovens


The combined oven is the perfect accessory for the cooking block. It allows different foods to be cooked in short time periods at the same time. It can be used for all types of meat and fish, pulses, vegetables and potatoes, roasted or steamed, and for preparing desserts.

In some cases it may be advisable to complement the oven with a chill blaster (Cook & Chill equipment) to prepare the weekend’s menus in advance and to have dishes already prepared.

Guideline Capacity

  • 72 portions of chicken in 40 minutes, using 3 trays with 6 chickens on each one (1 chicken = 4 meals).

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Choosing the correct Convotherm Combi Ovens

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Getting the right combi oven can change the performance of your kitchen.

Selecting the correct combi oven

Convotherms goal is to make life in a commercial kitchen easier and everyday more and more chefs are making Convotherm combi ovens their choice.

So, how do you choose the correct combi?

A-La Carte Restaurants

The Convotherm MINI is perfect for smaller operations - with a width of only 515mm they fit into any kitchen where space is at a premium.

There is no compromise on performance, the MINI range offers a 6 or 10 GN 1/1 tray cooking capacity allowing you the versatility to change your menu effortlessly, whether you are cooking, baking or steaming.

Convotherm Mini Combi

General Kitchen

In a busy restaurant where speed and efficiency are vital, choose the Convotherm 7 to 40 tray GN 1/1 combi models to suit your operation. You can scale up depending on the number of covers you feed in any one sitting.

Only Convotherm has the EasyTOUCH control board and Advanced Closed System (ACS) that provides outstanding heat recovery when loading menu items during service, eliminating time delays in meal production.

The addition of tray timer systems ensures the operator can control cooking times for individual items

Convotherm Combi Ovens

Banquet and Production Kitchens

Convotherm 20 and 40 tray GN 1/1 combi steamers are the right choice for large volume catering operations. A general rule of thumb is 10 people per GN 1/1 tray, so 200 people would be a 20 tray oven and 400 people a 40 tray oven.

The Plated Banqueting System delives reassurance of serving delicious dishes at the right time and the correct temperature.

Combined with ECO-cooking system for energy saving up to 25%, ideal for products with longer cooking times, with proven significant increase in quality - the meat is much more tender and retains more moisture.

Convotherm 20 & 40 tray Combi

Key Features include

  • Disappearing door
  • EasyTOUCH user friendly digital system
  • Advanced Closed System for consistent food quality
  • CONVOClean automatic cleaning system

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